Competition Rules

Competition Rules

The WDSF Competition Rules apply to all international WDSF DanceSport competitions granted to and organised under the responsibility of an WDSF National Member Body, including but not limited to competitions in Standard, Latin-American, Artistic Dance, Caribbean Dances, Folkloric Dances, Performing Art Dances, Smooth Dance, Urban Dances, Disco Dance. Rules for Rock 'n' Roll and a number of other dance styles/forms are administered by the WDSF Associate Members, the World Rock’n Roll Confederation (WRRC), and by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for Para DanceSport.

For Breaking please refer to the WDSF Rules and Regulations Manual for Breaking below.

The Competition Rules below are in effect since 17 June 2018.

 WDSF Competition Rules (valid as of January 1, 2024)                               (Tracked Changes) Competition Rules 2023

WDSF Competition Rules B5 Appendix: Reimbursement of Expenses

WDSF Competition Rule B5 appendix (version with tracked changes)

Rules and Regulations for Allocation of Judges 

Overview WDSF Judging Systems

WDSF Solo Competition Rules

WDSF Synchro Competition Rules

WDSF Choreographic Competition Rules

WDSF Presidium Operating Policy, Competition Rules for Caribbean Dances


WDSF Breaking Rules and regulations Manual Version 8 (April 2024)

WDSF Breaking Rules and Regulations Manual V8 (tracked changes)

WDSF Breaking Championship Protocol

Disco Dance / Stage Dance 

Operating Policy WDSF Disco DanceSport discipline

Operating Policy WDSF Rules Stage DanceSport discipline